Friday, June 21, 2024

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Will Be the Last “Star Wars” Movie (Watch Trailer) in This Saga


The name of the last “Star Wars” Movie, aka Chapter 9, is “The Rise of Skywalker.” It’s the end of the saga after 42 years, with these characters.

It makes sense.

Han Solo is dead. Maybe. General Leia will be soon. Luke Skywalker? He’s just bummed. The party is almost over. The “Star Wars” we’ve known since 1977 is coming to an end.

On Bloomberg Television today, Disney chief Bob Iger said: “We will take a pause, some time, and reset,” he went on to say, “because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other ‘Stars Wars’ movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”

The last “Star Wars” movie is set for December 20th. “The Rise of Skywalker” –because it is the end- will be the biggest box office draw ever. If “Star Wars” returns some time in the future, and it will, the saga of the Skywalkers, Han, Leia, R2D2 and C3PO will be closed to history. This means new writers will have to think up iconic new stories and characters. Good luck.

The nine “Star Wars” movies plus “Rogue One” and “Solo” will live on, on Disney’s new streaming service, in merchandise galore, etc. Cash registers will be ringing for eons while Disney-Lucas Film comes up with new entertainments. But it will be said to say goodbye.

PS New rumor out there is that somehow Han Solo will be resurrected for Episode IX. We saw his son Kylo Ren kill him, but you know, it’s the movies. It would be nice to see that reversed. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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